Current confidence crisis is opportunity for German IT-Mittelstand / inaction political negligence would be Berlin, 04.07.2013 the Federation security (TeleTrusT) considers the current massive political crisis of confidence through ball and reputation chance for German IT security technology, and nationally and internationally. The uniform quality mark “IT security made in Germany” can serve for the predominantly medium-sized strong German IT security industry not only as sales support, but ID trust. In defense of economic espionage, Germany must reflect on its own technological strengths. This is not only a question of political sovereignty, but now cause for specific national support for SMEs. It is striking in the current discussion, indeed, that numerous comments initiate with the finding that the spying by foreign services is a well known fact. If it is not only to the Nichteingestehenwollen, that they clearly underestimated the actual situations of risk, the question was at what level in the past negligence in reducing the risk rises.
In particular public bodies should emphasize the technical and political trust as an award criterion in IT procurement procedures. TeleTrusT refers in this connection to the existing single sign “IT security made in Germany”, which is based on the following criteria: 1. must be the corporate headquarters in Germany. 2. The company must offer trusted security solutions.
3. The products must contain no hidden additions (not “backdoors”). 4. The IT security research and development must take place in Germany. 5. The company must undertake to comply with the requirements of German data protection law. “IT security made in Germany” (“ITSMIG”) was in 2005 at the initiative of the Federal Ministry of the Interior, the Federal Ministry for Economics and technology, as well as representatives the German IT security business established. ITSMIG represents the economic, technical and scientific interests of German high-order IT security industry particularly crypto -, PKI, biometric and communication security industry – to politics, economy, science and public, national and international level. TeleTrusT took over the initiative and aims, the common economic, commercial, technical and scientific interests of characters users compared with politics, economy, science and German public, to clarify, European and global level. More information on it-security-made-in-germany /. TeleTrusT security Federation The German IT Security Association (TeleTrusT) is a network of excellence, which includes domestic and foreign members from science, industry and administration, as well as thematically related partner organisations. TeleTrusT offers forums for experts, organized events or event participations and comments on current questions of security. TeleTrusT is the “TeleTrusT European Bridge CA” (ECWM; PKI-Vertrauensverbund), the expert certificate “TeleTrusT information security professional” (T.I.S.P.) as well as the quality mark “IT security made in Germany”. Headquarters of the Association is Berlin. TeleTrusT is a member of the European Telecommunications Standards Institute (ETSI). TeleTrusT Federal IT security association, Dr. Holger Muhlbauer, Managing Director, Chausseestrasse 17, 10115 Berlin Tel.: + 49 30 / 40054310,